Art & Design Subject Leader Maternity Cover, Hackney

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Stormont House SchoolHackney

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Inner London Pay Scale plus TLR2a + SEN 1 (Currently approx. up to up to £54k for U3, £46k for M6)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you passionate about and skilled in systematically improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment? 

Do you want to make a difference where it most counts? 

Do you want to get back to teaching creatively and excitingly rather than ‘to the test’?

Do you believe that teachers can change lives? 

Do you want to join an excellent team where you can flourish through support and challenge?  

Stormont House School is an unusual and widely-respected special school whose pupils achieve up to GCSE/BTEC levels at age 16. Most progress into our innovative Sixth Form where they ‘are very well prepared for the next stage of their education’ (Ofsted, 2018). We became one of the first outstanding schools in the country in 2005 and have improved at each of the 3 full inspections since then (most recently July 2018). This position plays a vital part in leading us towards our vision of ‘Achievement for All in a Unique World-Class School’. If you are passionate about the difference an excellent school can make to young people’s ability to learn, express themselves and become active global citizens, please read on. 

We are recruiting for a subject leader in Art & Design as the current postholder will begin maternity leave in January. We have a terrific team of teachers working closely together to achieve high quality art & design teaching, with learners experiencing a range of enriching opportunities both inside the classroom and out. Ofsted reported ‘the school’s training programme for staff is highly effective and has ensured that teaching is of consistently high quality across year groups and subjects. Our culture is of continuous improvement and this is reflected in our investment in staff development We lead a teaching schools’ alliance and are a National Support School; what could you bring to our team? 

We expect our students to make the best progress possible; socially, emotionally and academically. The staff are excellent, the facilities are great, and the students are terrific. This role is suited to a candidate that has relevant skills and recent experience  

Please look at the uploaded documents and ring the Headteacher, Kevin McDonnell on (020) 8985 4245 for an informal discussion about the position. Don’t worry if you don’t have special school experience: very few of us did before we came here!



More about Stormont House School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 17 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Downs Park Road, Hackney, London, E5 8NP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8985 4245
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Stormont House became one of the first outstanding schools in the country in July 2005 and has judged to have improved further in 2008 and 2014. We are a lead school within the Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance and are situated in the mid...